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Posters drumming up Akali unity removed on the sly
New Delhi, June 29
A File Photo
Huge posters hailing the historic merger of the two major factions of the Shiromani Akali Dal, which had been put up outside some of the Delhi gurdwaras last week, were removed mysteriously last night, causing considerable consternation among the members of the community.

Little respite in DU second cut-off list
New Delhi, June 29
There seems to be little hope for students who could not meet the eligibility norms of the first cut-off list released here last week by the Delhi University as the second cut-off list is only marginally lower than the first one.



The meteorological officials on Saturday said that the monsoon, which was expected to hit Delhi today, has been delayed by two or three days as the circulation pattern over northern plains has altered. A senior official said: “Westerly winds are flowing over northern plains, which is not a favourable sign for the advance of monsoon towards Delhi. It was expected to hit the national Capital today. Now, in the changed circumstances, it might take two to three days.’’ Dr Onkari Prasad of IMD said, “Though light amount of rainfall was recorded in Delhi and nearby areas in the last 24 hours, it does not fit into the parameters which are required to declare a monsoon.” The flow of the westerly winds over northern plains would take some time to stop, Mr Prasad said. Delhi and nearby areas are expected to receive pre-monsoon showers in the interim. TNS — Tribune Photo Mukesh Aggarwal

Innocuous on surface, effects of ragging may linger for life
New Delhi, June 29
In a college compound, a boy is being made to give birth to a baby, (the helmet is stuffed into his shirt for effect), a girl with lipstick is dancing like Madhuri Dixit, and a nervous couple is getting married. Sounds familiar? For most of us, such incidents are an exercise in levity, a reminder of the fresher’s initial days in college, when ragging rules the roost.

Youths detained for straying on PM’s route
New Delhi, June 29
Two youths were detained near Teen Murti today for trying to cross the security barricade on the route of the convoy of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The incident occurred five minutes before the Prime Minister’s convoy passed through the area. The prime minister had gone to the Army Referral Hospital for a minor eye surgery.

  • Turkman Gate mishap: Builders, owner held

No band, no dhol, and just 11 baratis
Noida, June 29
The Gujjar community, generally perceived to be conservative, has taken a bold step which, if emulated by others, could help exorcise the scourge of dowry. 

Indo-Danish power house runs aground
New Delhi, June 29
A unique power house, installed about 17 years back by the Non Conventional Energy Resources Ministry at Nehru Vihar near Wazirabad in North East Delhi, has been reduced to junk, thanks to the negligence of the authorities.


Yuva Samata Party gears up to enrol 20,000 active members
in Haryana

Rewari, June 29
The Haryana unit of the Yuva Samata Party, the youth wing of the Samata party, has decided to enroll 20,000 active members in Haryana. Addressing a press conference here yesterday the party’s state president Mr. Amit Lamba informed that the YSP membership drive would be formally launched at Rohtak by Mr Shiv Kumar, National General Secretary of the Samata Party.

  • Fidayeen attack condemned

CM ‘misleading’ people on SYL
Sonepat, June 29
Mr Samsher Singh Surjewala, a former Haryana minister and a senior Congress leader accused the Chief Minister of making false statements on the issue of the construction and completion of the SYL canal in the Punjab territory.


National meet to zero in on citizen-friendly governance
New Delhi, June 29
The Institute of Marketing and Management in collaboration with IIPA and NIUA is organising a unique and first of its kind national conference on “Management and Marketing of Municipal Services in India”.

White paper sought on civic amenities in JJ colonies
New Delhi, June 29
The All India Citizens Committee today demanded a white paper on the civic amenities in the J.J. and resettlement colonies in the Capital. Addressing a meeting here in Tilak Nagar, Sardar Raja Singh Sethi, secretary of the Citizens Committee, alleged that the government had failed to provide the basic civic amenities to Delhiites.

  • Tarun Mitra Parishad

  • Camp for kidney problems

Reserve old civil hospital land for social functions, says HVP
Sonepat, June 29
The General Secretary of the Haryana Vikas Party Mr Rajiv Jain has demanded reservation of the old civil hospital land for holding public rallies and social functions instead of establishing a shopping complex there.

Fertilisers: Govt gives with one hand, takes away with the other
Sonepat, June 29
The state owned co-operative institutions have increased the urea and DAP prices, despite the Chief Minister intending to give relief to the farmers by announcing withdrawal of VAT on fertilisers.
Insufficient canal water adds to farmers’ woes
Sonepat, June 29
The state government has failed to honour its promises of providing sufficient canal water for irrigation to farmers in this district. Despite several complaints to the authorities, the farmers here are facing acute shortage of canal water. The supply of canal water is insufficient even during rotation period, the farmers say.

10 hurt in dispute over land
Noida, June 29
Ten persons were injured in a clash between two groups concerning the division of land in Rabupura village. According to police, the land in Syana village was being divided between Chattar Singh, S/O Ram Singh and Brahmpal Singh S/o Ram Singh yesterday.

  • Sirohi villagers thirst for water

  • Bus impounded

  • Primary voters’ list

  • Kanyadan Yojna

CRPF jawan cremated with full honours
Ghaziabad, June 29
A CRPF jawan Sanjeev Kumar, who had sacrificed his life in an encounter while fighting the terrorists in a sensitive area of Tripura, was cremated with full honours here.

‘Dahej Virodhi Manch’ set up
Rohtak, June 29
The district unit of Akhil Bhartiya Janwadi Mahila Samiti has constituted a ‘Dahej Virodhi Manch’ (anti-dowry platform) with a view to curbing this malpractice. The manch was constituted during a meeting held here today which was attended by several activists of social and apolitical organisations.


Student ends life after failure in exam
Sonepat, June 29
A 16-year-old class X student Urmila was reported to have committed suicide by hanging herself with a ‘chunni’ in the house of a relative at Saboli village about 15 km from here yesterday.

  • Man found murdered

  • Two women attacked

One killed, 10 injured as truck hits canter
Sonepat, June 29
One person was killed and 10 including five women were injured when a truck hit a canter from the rear side on G T Road near Garhi Kalan village about 30 km from here last evening. According to a report, the injured were on their way to Karnal by a canter. The canter was stopped near Garhi Kalan village for taking more people on it.

Bon appetite! It’s time to tickle your tastebuds with this delectable fare
e Bon, a specialty cheese brand has launched a delicious range of Cheddar Processed Cheese. This cheese has an authentic taste of cheddar and its firm texture makes it suitable for grating. The cheese can be used for a variety of preparations such as sandwiches, cocktail canapes, salads and soups.

  • Say cheese!
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  • Empress of Teas
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A clarion call to reinvigorate hockey at the grassroot
PORTS fields in schools are the breeding ground for talent. Encouragement and instruction during the formative years, added to the zeal and the dedication to perform are the formula for churning out a sportsperson. To search for talent in the country’s sheer number may not be so difficult, should the authorities get down to the task honestly.
Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillai being welcomed at the Heritage School, Gurgaon
Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillai being welcomed at the Heritage School, Gurgaon.
  • American educators on voyage of discovery

  • Carnival at Mother’s Dream

  • Talent search at summer camp

  • Child Care Plan for meritorious children

  • Step by step learning

Channelling the youths’ energy through meditation
OUNGSTERS have tremendous energy, which needs to be drawn together and channelled in the right direction to help them realise their constructive potential, build power of concentration to face challenges and override all difficulties to reach the pinnacle of success.

Faridabad drive to induct more students in primary schools
Faridabad, June 29
Aiming to provide education to all, the district administration has set a target to enrol 893 more students in the primary classes this year. For this, the education department has announced to launch a special drive in the Hathin block of the district.


Doctors honoured with medical excellence awards
New Delhi, June 29
Medical excellence awards were today given to several doctors at a function held here today to earmark the Doctor’s Day on July 1. The function was jointly organized by IMA, Delhi Police, IJCP group of publications and Heart Care Foundation of India.

Medical awards being given to mark the Doctor’s Day on July 1st. 
Medical awards being given to mark the Doctor’s Day on July 1st.

Punjab Heroes hit back to hold Young Bengal
New Delhi, June 29
Punjab Heroes hit back to hold Young Bengal Association to a 2-2 draw in a Group I match of the Delhi Soccer Association B Division Open Clubs Football League Championship at the Ambedkar Stadium on Sunday.

Shastri Club down Sonnet, lift title
New Delhi, June 29
Jalad Dua played a fine all round role, scoring an unbeaten 42 off just 33 balls and then taking two wickets for nine runs to help Lal Bahadur Shastri Club beat Sonnet by 49 runs and annex the first Turf Youth Cup Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Bharat Nagar ground.

  • R R Gymkhana in semis

  • DAV Shalimarbagh defeat RPS

Himansh, Shikha Sharma annex TT titles
New Delhi, June 29
Himansh P Kala and Shikha Sharma annexed the men’s singles and women’s singles titles in the inaugural Champion Cup Prize Money Table Tennis Tournament at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

  • Vasant Kunj Basketball

Sumit Kundu stars in Bright Club’s win
New Delhi, June 29
A strokeful 78 by Sumit Kundu and a quickfire 46 by Veer Bahadur helped Bright Club beat Delhi Eaglet by 15 runs and entered the quarter-final of the DDCA Under-15 Cricket Tournament at the Kalindi College ground.

  • Mata Jai Kaur School triumph

Pinki Beniwal shines
Rohtak, June 29
Pinki Beniwal swam her way to victory in three categories of the Siti cable and ESPN organised swimming championship in Sector 14 here today. Pinki emerged the winner in the 50mt. freestyle and breaststroke in the sub- juniors category and in the 50mt. breaststroke in the juniors category.


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